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Putin humiliated on world stage as African leaders snub his summit

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Putin humiliated on world stage as African leaders snub his summit

Vladimir Putin was snubbed by African leaders at a key summit in St. Petersburg on Thursday, heaping fresh humiliation on the Russian leader. Just 17 heads of state will take part in the second.

Putin with some African Leaders

Russia-Africa summit this week- less than half of the 43 who attended about the low number of attendees, Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov said: ‘This is absolutely blatant, brazen interference by the United States, France and other states through their diplomatic missions in African countries and their attempts to put pressure on the leadership of these countries in order to prevent their active participation in the forum.’ the first in 2019.

Author: Andrew Collins

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